Welcome to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) online grant application, and thank you for considering us as a prospective partner in your work!
Based on feedback from our grantees and grantseekers regarding our grantmaking process, we have updated our grant application and streamlined our internal review to be more timely and responsive to your funding requests.
Before you begin, please take a minute to review a few of the most commonly asked questions about our grantmaking:
What types of projects does WKKF fund?
We are always looking to support new and innovative ideas and efforts that help ensure all children, families and communities – regardless of race or income – have opportunities to reach their full potential. WKKF wants all children to live a full life with high-quality early childhood experiences, in a home with families that have good jobs, and in a community where they are nurtured. Embedded in all that we do is a commitment to advancing racial equity, to developing leaders and to engaging communities in solving their own problems.
While not a definitive list, we typically do not fund unsolicited requests for the following:
Capital requests (e.g., the purchase or renovation of buildings, vehicles or technology)
Direct services (e.g., classroom supplies, library books, child care programs)
Continuation of established programs (e.g., shelters, food pantries, afterschool programs)
Endowments (e.g., establishing an investment fund or a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding)
Events (e.g., fundraisers, conferences, workshops)
Individual assistance (e.g., tuition, financial support, emergency aid)
Please note, our online application is only designed for project or program support. If your organization is seeking a general operating support grant, you should contact our Concierge Desk staff to discuss further.
Where does WKKF fund?
WKKF provides grant support in the United States, Haiti, Mexico, as well as to sovereign tribes. In the United States, we provide funding to all 50 states, and we have selected Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans as priorities for our place-based programming. In Mexico, our place-based programming focuses on the Highlands of Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula. In Haiti, we concentrate our programming in the Central and Southern corridors.
Should I apply?
Before you apply, we encourage you to review the information outlined in the “What We Do” section of our website to see if your project aligns with our programming strategies. If you still have questions about whether or not your project might be considered for funding, please contact our Concierge Desk.
To be eligible for grant support, your organization or institution, as well as the purpose of the proposed project, must qualify under regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service. As a result, we are not able to provide funding directly to individuals.
What should I expect?
As you might expect, we receive more requests each year than we are able to fund. Unfortunately, this means we are unable to provide funding for the vast majority of applications we receive.
Our online application offers the opportunity to provide detailed information about your idea for funding consideration. We ask questions designed to help us better understand your project goals and objectives, as well as alignment to our racial equity principles and practices. You can view the full application here. Additionally, you will be asked to complete a budget form detailing the proposed use of the financial resources you are requesting.
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation containing a reference number. Your application will go through an initial screening process, and you can expect to hear from us within 7 business days regarding next steps.
Our grantees are very important to us, and the work you do is critical to the success of vulnerable children. Thus, if your application is selected for funding, you can count on us to work hard to ensure your grant is processed in a timely manner. WKKF staff strive to make funding decisions and award grants within 60 business days of receiving an application.
We’re here to help!
WKKF has a Concierge Desk with staff dedicated to helping you. If you have questions about what we fund, if your project aligns with our priorities, or experience any difficulty with the application, you may contact us via email or by calling (269) 969-2329, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.